When it comes to your cooling your home in the Arizona desert heat, you can expect an increase in your monthly utility bills. With your Tempe heating and cooling system operating literally around the clock to offset the triple digit temperatures, you may find comfort in knowing that there are some simple steps you can take to cut back on energy use and expenses this summer. Check ‘em out, and then give ‘em a try!
Routine Maintenance Services- If you read our blog regularly, you’ve probably noticed how strongly we feel about the benefits of regular AC maintenance. These services are ideal for ensuring your system runs optimally and uses as little energy as necessary, which leads to cost savings for you. We offer convenient and affordable maintenance agreements that have a number of great benefits, aside from twice yearly system tune-ups.
Outdoor Unit Upkeep- While you should leave the Chandler air conditioning maintenance to the experts, you can perform basic upkeep tasks on your system for optimizing efficiency. This includes clearing away debris such as grass, leaves, and overgrown shrubs from your outdoor unit on a regular basis. It is also imperative that you check your air filters regularly and change as they become clogged with dirt and dust. (Tip: Check your filters when you pay your monthly utility bill for an easy reminder!)
Adjust Your Thermostat- Did you know that every one degree that you increase the temperature on your thermostat can lead to 5% savings on your utility bill1? You can do this manually before you leave for work in the morning, or you can invest in an adjustable thermostat to manage the temperature for you. It is also a good idea to leave the blinds and curtains closed on especially hot days, and use fans for added comfort. Just be sure to never leave them unattended!
Utility Savings Programs- Did you know that your utility provider may offer rebate programs for energy efficient tasks such as having an AC tune-up, upgrading to more energy efficient appliances and adjustable thermostats, or even for having home energy audits performed? These programs are great ways to be rewarded for your energy preservation initiatives. Find rebate programs in your area from this great government resource: http://www.dsireusa.org/.
As your Mesa AC experts, Scottsdale Air Heating & Cooling can offer you affordable energy saving products and services. Feel free to call us to inquire about our energy efficient products, or to request service today.
1Florida Power & Light Company; http://www.fplblog.com/energy-efficiency/summer-savings-tips-keep-your-cool-and-make-the-most-of-your-ac/